Tonight at AWS re:Invent, the corporate introduced a brand new device known as AWS Transit Gateway designed to assist construct a community topology inside AWS that permits you to share assets throughout accounts and convey collectively on premises and cloud assets in a single community topology.
Amazon already has a preferred product known as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), which helps clients construct personal situations of their functions. The Transit Gateway is designed to assist construct connections between VPCs, which up till now has been tough to do.
As Peter DeSantis, VP of world infrastructure and buyer help at AWS talking at an occasion Monday evening at AWS Re:Invent defined, AWS Transit Gateway provides you a single set of controls that permits you to hook up with a centrally managed gateway to develop your community simply and shortly.
DeSantis stated that this device additionally provides you the flexibility to traverse your AWS and on-premises networks. “A gateway is one other means that we’re innovating to allow clients to have safe, easy-to-manage networking throughout each on premise and their AWS cloud atmosphere,” he defined.
AWS Transit Gateway helps you to construct connections throughout a community wherever the assets reside in a regular form of community topology. “At the moment we’re providing you with the flexibility to make use of the brand new AWS Transit Gateway to construct a hub-and-spoke community topology. You’ll be able to join your current VPCs, information facilities, distant workplaces, and distant gateways to a managed Transit Gateway, with full management over community routing and safety, even when your VPCs, Energetic Directories, shared companies, and different assets span a number of AWS accounts,” Amazon’s Jeff Barr wrote in a blog post asserting to the brand new characteristic.
For a lot of its existence, AWS was about getting you to the cloud and managing your cloud assets. This is sensible for a pure cloud firm like AWS, however clients are likely to have advanced configurations with some infrastructure and software program nonetheless residing on premises and a few within the cloud. This might assist bridge the 2 worlds.